A shoulder to cry on...

A shoulder to cry on...

A Poem by Jamestown
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A safe zone...

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A SHOULDER TO CRY ON...

I look in the direction of where my mother is standing
and I can tell by her posture and the fragile look in her eyes
something is obviously wrong,

Not to quick to invade her space, I allow her some time
too visit her thoughts and emotions,

As a few minutes tick away and the big hand on the clock
strikes the 12, and the new hour starts to run it's course
I think it's the appropriate time to tippy-toe over to her
and find out what's eating at her, fully aware when I ask
she will become Niagara falls instantly,

I tread softly and with caution,
I whisper "mom" then again "mother"
She slowly turns in my direction and says "yes son"
I reply "what's wrong"
She shakes her head back and forth and says
"I just don't understand this family of ours sometimes"
I tried so hard raising you kids to love, respect and to support
me and one another and our family does none of this, we are
constantly at each other's throats! Tears flowing like the Colorado river,

I reply "I know mom you tried your best" everything will be alright
I embrace her into my body and lend my shoulder for her to cry on,

But the truth be told, with 4 grown adult kids, with 3 different dads
a multitude of mistakes between us,major resentment and jealousy
I honestly don't know for sure if everything will ever be alright,

I know for a fact that my mother knows this, but I feel I am obligated
to answer the way a did and continue to pray that the good Lord will
fix this hell bound family and until then I will always have a shoulder
for my mommy to cry on...





© 2015 Jamestown



Author's Note

Jamestown
All glory and honor belongs to Christ Jesus!
Ephesians 6:1-3 honor your father and mother...

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touching... deep...
makes u realise what a family is.
heart felt...
teaches u how important love and care is..in a family..
beautiful understanding between a mother and her child is seen here.
All one needs is a shoulder to cry on...in the hard days of life...
*claps* you wrote it very well.
keep sharing.
God Bless!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Amulya Bhardwaj

3 Years Ago

you're welcome.
it is good when the kids can be their for parents...we lean on them so heavily as children...and sometimes we don't turn out so perfectly...we may do things in our lives that don't make them so proud...but we are their children, and at least we can be there for them to listen, to understand and maybe to apologize for our wayward ways and remind them that we love them.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

You are absolutely right! I agree fully, thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Some argue that mothers are the biggest part of a family and I would agree. Their offspring is a testament to her loving and caring nature. Your writing and feelings prove that. Good one. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Moms are pure gold!
Family, that's the core nature of this poem. You have written an awsome poem for this theme. I love it. Although I didn't spread a tear but I felt the emotion behind it. Great!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
You are a very gentle heart who feels even the smallest of deviations in other people's hearts' vibrations. But maybe also being bonded with your mother helps to feel her emotions too. Whatever paths people choose, one must try to not regret and try to make the best of it, because as long as they do their best to be good and kind, that is all that counts.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

I agree fully with your words, thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Touching piece ... Liked it much!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
Great write. This one's quite moving. Keep writing! :-)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks again and b-blessed!
All glory and honor belongs to Christ Jesus!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Amen! Amen!
Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!
a powerful piece and very open , thanks for sharing. Makes me think if my family. I am extremely blessed in the MUM department she is beyond amazing but in the dad...whats that again? lol Great write James!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Jamestown

3 Years Ago

Thanks for checking it out and b-blessed!

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